The Savannah Chatham County Public School System, Chatham County Youth Commissioner, The 100 Black Men of Savannah, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will sponsor MEGAGENESIS XIII – SAVANNAH – “Excel in High School: Go to College” on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Sol C. Johnson High School from 9:00A.M.-3:00P.M.
MEGAGENESIS is a program designed to promote a college-going culture by providing college and career information to all students and parents.
MEGAGENESIS was founded in 1995 in Newport News, Virginia by Dr. Zke Zimmerman. Zimmerman began the program in Savannah on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at Sol C. Johnson High School. A survey of the audience found students from Savannah, Effingham, Vidalia, Charleston, SC, and Orangeburg, SC. There were 417 attendees of whom approximately 90 were parents and chaperones.
This year’s program includes: a College Fair, National Motivational Speaker, Corporate Exhibits, Career Workshops, Parent Workshop, College and University Exhibits, Panel Discussions, tips on how to pay for college, and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The keynote speaker will be Dr. Stephen G. Peters, Motivational Speaker, Superintendent of Schools – Laurens, South Carolina, .Author, CEO of the Peters Group, a national education consulting company. The Peters Group has a track record of creating and sustaining success in schools, and districts, by supporting educators through a 3-step process of teaching and learning.
All students, grades 5-12, from public and private schools, and parents are invited to attend. High school seniors are encouraged to bring their transcripts. Some colleges will do on-site admission and/ or scholarship offers. In the past nine years students have received over $6 million in scholarships through connections at MEGAGENESIS. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all attendants, participants, and presenters.
For additional information or registration, please contact Dr. Zke Zimmerman at (912) 704-3165 or JAVARORLZ@AOL. COM.